Fuertes was the most notable ornithological painter since Audubon. His illustrations and oil paintings are amazingly life like, though he often did not paint or draw the bird or animal from real life study. This Blackheaded Heron is a realistic study with gorgeous detail that is not too difficult to stitch with a fine thread, such as ilk or a stranded cotton. An unique piece for a collection of wildlife – or add some drama to a seating area. Measures 11″ x 16″ on 14, 16 or 18 mono deluxe needlepoint canvas. We are partial to silk threads for this piece, but will gladly select and add appropriate merino, pearle cotton or silk threads to help complete. Please indicate your mesh preference in the Notes section at Checkout. Please contact us if you would like us to add the threads of your choice.